DUFRY (formerly known as Weitnauer) was founded in 1865 in Basel, Switzerland. In 1948 the company became a duty free distributor and in 1952 it opened its first duty free shop with direct sales to Continental European customer at Le Bourget, the Paris airport. The tax-free shop at Basel-Moulhouse airport was launched in 1962 and in 1979 the Italian operations started in Linate airport in Milan.

A genuine global company

1. A global retailer with operations in 45 countries.

Operates more than 1,200 shops located at airports, cruise liners, seaports and other touristic destinations.

We developed a strong portfolio of long-term concessions with airport authorities and other landlords.Dufry provides its customers with prestigious brands from more than 1000 suppliers.

Our customers rely on the professional services of over 14,000 Dufry employees.

Global and local. Dufry is globally active, with its corporate structure organized in 4 regions. We work with local partners and adjust our offerings to the local habits of our customers.

Dufry has a clear vision – We want to be the industry’s most innovative and profitable company.

Dufry has been pursuing a strategy of profitable growth with focus on tourist destinations in emerging markets.

Dufry Ltd is publicly listed in Switzerland. Our subsidiary Dufry South America Ltd also has a separate listing in the Brazilian and Luxembourg stock exchanges.


Dufry Sharjah Duty Free

25 years of DufrySharjah is truly an extraordinary achievement. Today, we over 190 employees from 20  nationalities working for DufrySharjah. Our retail space now covers 20,000 square feet offering an assortment of over 15,000 different products from many of the world’s finest brands.

Back in 2003 with the launch of Air Arabia, we were awarded the contract to provide their on-board retail service, and Dufry remains very proud of our association with one of the most successful airlines of recent times.


Contact details:

Dufry Eurasia FZE and DufrySharjahFZC
Building 01, Cargo Terminal,
Sharjah International Airport,
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 6 558 1145 / 46
Fax: +971 6 558 1168
Website: www.dufry.com
Xavier Rossinyol – Chief Operating officer
(Region 1 – Europe, Africa, Asia)
Iain Forrest – Deputy Chief Operating officer
(Business Unit 8 – Middle East and Indian sub-continent)